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The Resource Power shift : from fossil energy to dynamic solar power, Robert Arthur Stayton ; illustrated by Todd Sallo

Power shift : from fossil energy to dynamic solar power, Robert Arthur Stayton ; illustrated by Todd Sallo

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Power shift : from fossil energy to dynamic solar power
Title
Power shift
Title remainder
from fossil energy to dynamic solar power
Statement of responsibility
Robert Arthur Stayton ; illustrated by Todd Sallo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Power Shift's breakthrough insight is that human civilization has embarked on a great transformation from static fossil energy to dynamic solar power, altering the basic relationship between humans and energy. This shift is so fundamental that it defines a new historical epoch, and looms as large as the discovery of fire, the development of agriculture, and the exploitation of fossil fuels. Today few are aware that this new epoch has already begun. Written for a general audience, Power Shift explains this insight by retelling the story of humans in terms of energy. It shows how energy defined our species and supported our expansive takeover of Planet Earth. It clearly outlines our current energy dilemma, and the way forward."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
OCP
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Stayton, Robert
Dewey number
333.7923
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sallo, Todd
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Electric power production
  • Photovoltaic power systems
  • Solar energy
Label
Power shift : from fossil energy to dynamic solar power, Robert Arthur Stayton ; illustrated by Todd Sallo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. How we got here: Energy defines us ; How we became the energy-using animal ; The wood energy epoch ; The fossil fuel epoch ; Fossil fuels and heat engines advanced the human race -- Part 2. Our energy dilemma: Modern energy consumers ; Fossil fuels put us in a bind ; Crucial decision point on energy ; Eliminate modern energy ; Clean coal ; Nuclear energy -- Part 3. Solar is the one: Solar energy ; Energy storage ; Energy efficiency ; Solar PV will be the biggest solar ; The compelling economics of solar PV ; The price of solar PV is dropping -- Part 4. A plan: How much solar is needed? ; Exponential growth ; Electrification ; Transition gradually and gracefully -- -- Part 5. The pursuit of permanent power: Shift to power sources ; The solar epoch begins ; What holds us back? ; The way forward: individual action ; Time to act
Control code
ocn910524373
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 335 pages
Isbn
9780990479208
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2014922518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910524373
Label
Power shift : from fossil energy to dynamic solar power, Robert Arthur Stayton ; illustrated by Todd Sallo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. How we got here: Energy defines us ; How we became the energy-using animal ; The wood energy epoch ; The fossil fuel epoch ; Fossil fuels and heat engines advanced the human race -- Part 2. Our energy dilemma: Modern energy consumers ; Fossil fuels put us in a bind ; Crucial decision point on energy ; Eliminate modern energy ; Clean coal ; Nuclear energy -- Part 3. Solar is the one: Solar energy ; Energy storage ; Energy efficiency ; Solar PV will be the biggest solar ; The compelling economics of solar PV ; The price of solar PV is dropping -- Part 4. A plan: How much solar is needed? ; Exponential growth ; Electrification ; Transition gradually and gracefully -- -- Part 5. The pursuit of permanent power: Shift to power sources ; The solar epoch begins ; What holds us back? ; The way forward: individual action ; Time to act
Control code
ocn910524373
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 335 pages
Isbn
9780990479208
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2014922518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910524373

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